[libvirt] [PATCH] polkit: Allow password-less access for 'libvirt' group

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Apr 29 08:29:05 UTC 2015

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 07:51:11PM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
> Many users, who admin their own machines, want to be able to access
> system libvirtd via tools like virt-manager without having to enter
> a root password. Just google 'virt-manager without password' and
> you'll find many hits. I've read at least 5 blog posts over the years
> describing slightly different ways of achieving this goal.
> Let's finally add official support for this.
> Install a polkit-1 rules file granting password-less auth for any user
> in the new 'libvirt' group. Create the group on RPM install

I think perhaps we should also call it 'libvirtadm' in case we want to
use a 'libvirt' group for other purposes in the future.

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